The Secretary-General of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria, Barrister Musa-Lawal Ozigi, has been confirmed to be among the passengers killed when terrorists bombed an Abuja-Kaduna train and abducted scores of passengers on Monday evening.
Eight passengers have now been confirmed dead as the search-and-rescue mission continues in the area according to Sahara Reporters.
Ozigi, a barrister, was killed by the bandits during the attack. “We just received the information. Eight persons have been confirmed dead so far,” a source told Sahara Reporters on Tuesday.
A former Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala, was among the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers shot by terrorists on Monday evening. Wakkala was shot in the leg and has been hospitalised.
Sources also confirmed that out of 15 patients brought to St. Gerald’s Catholic Hospital in Kaduna, two had been confirmed dead, including a lady medical doctor with the hospital, Chinelo Megafu.
“Two females moved to 44 Reference Hospital because of bullet wounds; they could not be treated at St Gerald’s,” the source said. The attack occurred around the Kateri-Rijana area of Kaduna on Monday.
It was also reported that Muhammad Amin Mahmood, an aspirant in the just-concluded National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Northwest Zonal Youth Leadership, was shot during the attack on Monday.
However, as of the time of filing this report, it was not clear how critical his injuries were or if he would survive. Two cleaners and workers of the attacked Abuja-Kaduna train identified as Loretta and Abdul were confirmed dead.
There were at least 970 passengers on board the train, according to sources familiar with the train service.